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Friday, April 9, 2010


A whack job named Gregory Giusti was arrested by the FBI for threatening Nancy Pelosi. In a subsequent interview, Giusti's mother blamed Fox News, thereby teeing up a talking point for the left they quickly started running with.

Giusti became the face of that mean and nasty tea party movement. However, there is a bit of a problem with that talk track and it has to do with Giusti's criminal record - it simply doesn't fit the profile of a Tea Party member.

Via ABC 7 in San Francisco:
In 2004, Giusti was convicted of criminal threats. The San Mateo District Attorney's office says he was trying to evade the fare on a Caltrain, and when the conductor tried to kick him off, Giusti started yelling and threatening the conductor's life. As a result, Giusti was sentenced to one year in county jail and three years supervised probation. He was also ordered to undergo mental health counseling.

There is also a lawsuit filed in February by Hamilton Square Baptist Church in San Francisco. It says, "Giusti has engaged in and continues to engage in a campaign of harassment" against people at the church.

Giusti also has a record of skipping out on his BART fares and causing disruptions. BART sued him in 1996.

He also has two convictions in San Francisco for welfare fraud and petty theft from 1992.
My favorite is the idea that a Tea Party member would be convicted of Welfare Fraud. Then again, maybe if he was a self-professed liberal and committed such a crime, he'd be let off like ACORN.

h/t to Verum Serum


The Secretary of Logic again makes a compelling case. The premise is rooted in the question about why so many minorities find the progressive movement appealing when in many cases, their exodus from other countries is due to the sour fruits of progressivism - tyranny, communism, and bondage.
This is an open letter to immigrants hoping to achieve American citizenship and the right to vote – though it’s all right if some of you multi-generational “progressives” read it as well. Yes, our national demographics are changing. That’s precisely why it’s important to explain why you – as a new American – should embrace the ideals and values of conservatism.

We conservatives want you to join our cause, but we will not pander. We want you to be part of our movement – not because we will give you something – but because conservatism creates prosperity for everyone, including immigrants.

Conservatism is a “way of life” that enables a great country to remain great. It begins with a reverence for the men and women who risked their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to declare a new nation based on freedom. It holds that with this freedom comes responsibilities, and with these responsibilities comes initiative.
Unfortunately, there must be some reason people have a tendency to revert back to a way of life they hated. Woolley provides a logical reason for why they shouldn't.

Read the whole thing


Democrats should take note here. Evidence the Tea Party is not partisan. Representative Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) was not only confronted by a constituent at a recent town hall about his knowledge of the Constitution - he was publicly humiliated. To be fair, this constituent in particular appears to have memorized the entire document and I'm not sure anyone would be able to meet his standard.

That said - and to the constituent's point - it was LoBiondo who took an oath to defend the Constitution and this video exposes him as completely and entirely ignorant of it. He would have been better off just saying he didn't know. Something tells me LoBiondo went home and read it. Maybe he didn't sleep well that night but the man in the audience who challenged him should have. It's about time. As The Hill points out, LoBiondo is an eighth term congressman (16 years) and he SHOULD know the Constitution backwards and forwards.

Well done, citizen.

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